One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
often as submodifier Used to emphasize the most perfect or typical example of a quality or class.‘a quintessentially English pop song’
- ‘This music sings with the burning passion and intensity of human emotion that is quintessentially Mahler.’
- ‘It is a novel of ideas and quintessentially a political novel.’
- ‘Her classical style is quintessentially French.’
- ‘Berlin is still the quintessentially cool European city.’
- ‘It has a quintessentially English feel.’
- ‘The book celebrates some of the best recent examples of this quintessentially American style.’
- ‘The end product is quintessentially rich and rewarding.’
- ‘This is a quintessentially American idea, I think.’
- ‘There is not much to fault in this quintessentially Russian opera.’
- ‘Such movies are quintessentially melodramatic.’
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